Typhoon Rananim (16W) Approaching China and Taiwan • Earth.com

Typhoon Rananim (16W) Approaching China and Taiwan

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Typhoon Rananim on August 11, 2004, at 5:00 UTC while it was approximately 230 nautical miles east-southeast of Taipei, Taiwan. At the time this image was taken, Rananim has maximum sustained winds of 80 knots with higher gusts to 100 knots. The storm was moving towards the northwest at 9 knots and was expected to bring high winds and heavy rains to the northern sections of Taiwan.

Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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